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belcher took his own life. >> reporter: kansas city's arrowhead stadium was under lockdown after the suicide of jovan belcher. belcher drove to the practice facility and thanked chiefs coach and general manager before tyking his own life. >> they talked for a bit and that's what he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident five miles from the stadium approximately belcher shot his girlfriend kassandra perkins multiple times, killing her. >> they've been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had recently moved into the house, possibly to help with her grandchild. belcher got his start here in west babylon new york. he led the team to their first undefeated season. going on to play college ball before landing in the pros. belcher spent all four years with the chiefs. playing in every game this year. but the team is 1-10 this season. stuck in an 8-game losing streak. kansas city's mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive, but acknowledged the pressures of the job. >> we're talking about kids that are 25, 26, 24 year
game despite the tragic loss of a team member, linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend yesterday, then drove to the team practice facility and killed himself, pulling the trigger while his coach and general manager watched in disbelief. belcher and his girlfriend recently celebrated the birth of their 3-month-old daughter. casey wian, what are investigators learning about why apparently belcher did this? >> reporter: police are telling us at this hour there was some sort of an argument in the hours before the shooting of kasandra perfect kikin perkins, early saturday morning. neighbors said they never heard the couple fighting. they've been living together in the neighborhood for about a year, seemed to be getting along fine. both very happy after the birth of their daughter three months ago on september 11. i spoke with belcher's agent who also happens to be the agent for chiefs head coach romeo crennel and who witnessed the suicide of belcher, the agent said from everything he knew the couple were happy. he said belcher was a very high character young man and just absolutely ou
the loss of one of their players. police are still investigating what lead linebacker jovan belcher to kill his girlfriend before taking his own life. police have identified belcher's girlfriend as kasandra perkins. george howell has the details. >> the kansas city chiefs are morning a fellow teammate. 25 year-old linebacker be belcher.. >> when the officers arrived they had a witnessed a black man that had held a gun up to its head. they heard gunshots and it appeared that he took his own life. >> just a few moments before the suicide he shot his girlfriend at her home. she died a short while later at an area hospital. >> recently we heard that they had been arguing. >> the team had released a statement belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins were living in their kansas city home with their three-month-old baby girl and belcher's mother. taken care of by family members. police are looking for a possible motive in the shootings. in response to this tragic event the oakland raiders released the following statement this morning... the oakland raiders are empathizing with the chiefs organ
. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. as far a
the terrible murder-suicide involving javon belcher and his girlfriend. shortly after 7:30 this morning, belcher shot 22 year old casassdra perkins at their home. perkins later died in the hospital . 10 minutes later, belcher, a starting linebacker drove to the chief's practice facility and pulled out a gun and fatally shot himself in front of the chief's head coach and general manager who police tell us tried to stop belcher from shooting himself. chel ber and perkins had a three month old little girl. you are looking at a picture of belcher holding the baby. police tell us after the shooting in the second scene belcher's car was towed away. they're looking for the exact motives. >> we didn't actually get to see him holding their child but the latest on the baby i believe that family members have taken the three month old. i understand the chiefs are supposed to play the carolina panth thers and say the show must go on. is there any affect this would have on the game? >> no affect. we checked with the managers all afternoon . word from the top the game between the chiefs and panthers w
geer advised coming up. >>> we'll start with kansas city where linebacker jovan belcher. he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old girl. john? >> reporter: dan, good morning. we're right here on the field. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. tragically it ended seven hours later. he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. >> reporter: police say saturday morning he shot and killed kasandra perkins the mother of his daughter at their home. police say belcher's own mother was in the house, saw the murder and called 911. he then jumped in his car and dr
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his own life. george howell reports belcher took his life in front of team officials. >> off the kansas city chiefs are mourning the loss of a teammate. there but they were arriving, they saw him taking his own life. >> he was talking to a couple of coaches in the parking lot and had a gun to said. they heard the gunshot. they had a gun- to his head.. >> just 20 minutes earlier he shot his girlfriend at her home and died at a local hospital. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. and even recently. >> the team released a statement that we can confirm that there was an incident at arrowhead earlier this morning and we are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation. belcher played all four seasons with the chiefs at his best season was last year with 120 tackle career high. they are scheduled to play sunday against the carolina panthers. george howell. kron 4 news . >> belcher and his girlfriend were living in their kansas city home with their three-month-old baby girl and bel
. starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed himself in front of his general manager and coach today. and earlier investigators say he killed his girlfriend. we'll have more on the story including what happened moments before the shooting coming up in sports in just about 15 minutes. >>> a clerical worker strike in southern california is nearly shut down businesses at two of the nation's busiest docks. both ports handle about 40% of the nation's import trade. >>> we are on storm watch tonight. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows the rain has returned. so has the traffic. just ahead the latest on the storm that's just getting started around here. also -- >>> the dreary weather couldn't keep people away from celebrating a holiday tradition in the south bay. looks like they were having a pretty good time. we're back in a moment. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to wa
girlfriend before committing suicide. the dramatic jovan belcher took his life. >> the city was under lock down after the suicide of 25-year- old line backer, jovan belcher. he drove to the practice facility and thanked the chief, coach and general manager before taking his own life. >> he never threatened them or anything. they talked for a little bit and that's when he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident 5 miles from the stadium. he shot his girlfriend, 22-year- old kasandra perkins multiple times killing her. >> they're been arguing before the shooting occurred this morning. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had moved into the house to help with grandchild. he got his start here on this field in new york. as a senior he led the team to the first undefeated season eventually going onto play college ball in maine before landing in the pros. he spent all four of his nfl seasons with the chiefs moving into the starting line up and playing every game this r year. the team is 1 and 10 this year. the mayor wouldn't speculate on a motive for the shoot
/suicide. 25-year-old jo van belcher shot and killed himself this morning minutes after fatally shooting his girlfriend. brian mooar has this report. >> reporter: after fatally shooting his girlfriend kansas city chief linebacker jovan belcher chose to end his own life at the stadium where his football dreams came true. >> as officers pulled up and began to park, they heard the gunshots. >> reporter: belcher shot himself at the team's training facility after expressing his gratitude to his coach and general manager. >> the coaches said when he pulled up, he was -- they were never in danger. he never threatened them or anything. >> reporter: minutes earlier and five miles away belcher gunned down his girlfriend, the mother of his 3-month-old baby. >> there are a lot of people who are hurting. there's a young baby without a parent, or parents. >> reporter: now chiefs nans are asking questions that may never be answered. how can such a seemingly blessed life end so terribly. >> it's shocking. it's horrible. >> he had such an opportunity. i can't imagine what the families are going through right
's despite the shock and horror of yesterday's suicide of linebacker jevon belcher. stay right there with full details in a full report on cnn in just a minute. >>> high winds and heavy rain are pummeling the northwest. the rainfall will continue throughout the day. some places have already seen a foot of rain since yesterday. people living in northern california, oregon and washington state are bracing for rising rivers and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tokyo. it is not clear what caused the tunnel to cave in or how many cars were inside at the time
fginalmente es sepultado el campeón, tragedia, giovan belcher, luego de asesinar a su novia se suicido. >> y los jóvenes son aún las mayores víctimas de contraer sida. >> este es su noticiero univisión fin de semana con felix de bedu y lurde ramos. >> comenzamos en méxico que desde hoy tiene un nuevo presidente enrique peña nieto inicia con variados momentos del cambio de mando. >> prometo guardar. >> enrique peñanieto juro entre medio de mgritos, abucheos y reclamos, los legisladores sacaron mantas con leyendas de montaje y fraude, lanzaron billetes falso. >> y desepeñar el cargo de presidente de la republica. >> felipe calderon beso la banda antes de ponersela, el líder del pan afirmo que el combate al crimen debe continhuar de manera intensa. >> un combate a la inseguridad y a la criminales. >> anuncio 13 acciones para reconstruir al país y la primera es recuperar la tranquilidad de mexicanos. >> debemos cambiar de paradigma. >> seguro para madres solteras bajar los precios, crear más empleo, y saludo desde su automóvil a la gente. >> en sintesis lo que promete es recomponer a
linebacker jovan belcher shot the 22-year-old woman before he headed to the stadium he was expected to play in tomorrow afternoon. it was there he turned the gun on himself. thanh truong joins us from arrowhead stadium in kansas city. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you. arrowhead stadium is a symbol of pride for this city and the kansas city chiefs but there is a lot of sorrow here right now after a deadly day ended not far from where i'm standing. shortly before 8:00 this morning, gunfire erupted at this kansas city suburban home. >> when we arrived, a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by her boyfriend several times inside the residence. we went in the residence. she was taken to the local hospital where she died a short time later. >> reporter: just ten minutes later at arrowhead stadium a man with a gun. >> we got a call at the arrowhead stadium to the practice facility in regard to a person who was in the parking lot armed with a handgun. when the officers pulled up they actually observed a black male who had a gun to his head and was talking to a couple coac
that guy, number 59, jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs. he is dead tonight, suicide. there's something else. police believe he killed his girlfriend about 20 minutes earlier. jovan belcher was a four-year starting linebacker, 25 years old. his girlfriend was 22. they had an infant daughter. police say belcher shot himself in the head in front of his coach and general manager in the parking lot of the chiefs' training facility. >>> alabama will play notre dame for college football's national championship. the crimson tide beat georgia tonight 32-28 to win the southeastern conference
the carolina panthers today. the team decided not to reschedule today's game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend yesterday and killed himself in front of the team's coach and general manager. back in belcher's hometown in long island, new york, neighborhood of best babylon. his neighbors remember the boy who grew up to make good in the nfl. >> family man, a loving person, and that's somebody that you would want to keep around as a role model. >> he was somebody to look up to around here that, you know, made it. >> the kansas city chiefs released a statement following belcher's death. it reads in part, the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. thoughts and prayers for the family and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. we'll continue to fully cooperate with with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available. >>> the supreme court could decide this week whether to take up the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed do
the carolina panther, the team deciding not to reschedule the game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend in front of her mother and then driving to the training facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. casey wine is in kansas city for us this morning. local media report the two had a fight after a concert friday night. what do you know about that? >> reporter: we don't know much about the concert that the kansas city star is reporting about. we do know police say there was some sort of argument either late friday night or early saturday morning before this tragic -- these two tragic shootings happened. we spoke last night with a next door neighbor of jovan belcher and of his girlfriend. they had been living in that house for about a year, the neighbor told us. the neighbor did not want us to use his name. he said that the two appeared to have been getting along very, very well. they had a baby just three months ago, born on september 11th. they were both proud parents, very happy by all outward appearances. the neighbor tells us that he heard n
jovan belcher put the gown his head. we did speak to a man late last night that is the agent for both jovan belcher and head coach romeo. he said the chiefs staff, as you can imagine, is just shocked by this whole incident, but that they will go on, and the team decided that it's best to go on with the game today. i can't stress more, though, randi, that everybody who knew jovan said this was totally out of character. there were no signs of anything like this coming. it's just a shock to everyone here. >> and what about the couple's 3-month-old daughter who was also at the home at the time? >> reporter: 3-month-old daughter was at home work as i mentioned, jovan's mother. according to the kansas city star, they spoke last night with corbeck brady quinn, who says that players will be collecting or starting some sort of a fund to take care of that little girl who is now left without per parents. one more little bit of information that we can share with you about jovan belcher is his concern for children. his agent said he has a history of working with children. his next door neighbor sa
-suicide involving 25-year-old n.f.l. player vovan belcher. police say he killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then drove to the kansas city chiefs stadium and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. the two had reportedly been arguing frequentbely before the incident. >>> police in miami say the driver that caused a deadly bus crash there was not familiar with the area and drove in to a concrete overpass. two men were killed. federal records show the bus company, though, does not have any violations for unsafe driving. aides to former president george h.w. bush expect him to be released in the coming days. bush 41 is in stable condition at a hospital in houston where he is being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> shannon: peter, thank you. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is on the short list to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. but it would be controversial choice for obama, one that key republicans say they plan to block. here for a former balanced debate. editor of chief of the washington free deacon
kansas city chief linebackeroff von belcher to kill his girlfriend and mother of their three-month-old daughter. then belcher drove to arrowhead stadium where the gm and coach and other team personnel were in the parking lot. after thanking them for all he had done, the 25-year-old pulled the gun on himself. >> the coach said when he pulled up they were never in danger. he never threatened them. they talked for a little bit and that's when he shot himself. >> bill cher's coach at the university of maine says belcher was a positive influence. >> hard pressed to find or recall a young man who had more of an impact in a positive way on his teammates and his football family in my time here. >> in bill cher's home town in new york, family and friends were shaken and tried to console one another. >> family man, a loving person. >> he was like somebody to look up to around here. >> the chiefs released this statement declaring the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families affected
the death of a team members. line blacker joyan belcher shot his girlfriend and then drove away and shot himself. it, what are you hearing? what are investigators learning? >> well, they have offered few inclu clues as too what led up to the horrific morning here in kansas city, but police did say that they had had no previous reports of disturbance calls at the home where jovan's girlfriend was shot yesterday morning, but there were some arguments in the morning leading up to it. a lot of preliminary work being done today, but the game where the kansas city chiefs were playing went on as scheduled. in fact just moments ago, in the stadium behind me, arrowhead state of mind in kansas city, they actually won the football game, 27-24. actually the team's radio broadcast of the game, you can hear the announcers voices talking about just how emissional this day has been, instead of coming just a short time before this game was played, the decision was made to carry on with the game, obviously in a -- what they knew of this situation, what might have led up to whorrific moment. >> you know, c
tonight after an apparent murder/suicide involving one of their nfl players. linebacker jovan belcher is dead. he killed himself with a gun in front of his coach, his general manager, and police officers near arrowhead stadium. about half an hour earlier police say he killed his girlfriend. from internet millionaire to fugitive, john mcafee gave a very bizarre and exclusive interview to cnn from his hideaway in central america. you're going to hear it in a moment. and jordan davis, 17 years old, today was his funeral. jordan was shot dead after an argument about loud music. we spoke to his broken-hearted father who has a message for all parents of teenagers. >>> personal tragedy from the world of sports to report to you first. police say a player for the nfl's kansas city chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend this morning and then drove to the team's training facility where he turned the gun on himself. police identified him as 25-year-old jovan belcher. he had been with the team for four years and he and his girlfriend were parents of a 3-month-old daughter. michael coleman of kansas
a lengthy heart condition. he was 64 years young. >>> this is kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher involved in a murder-suicide. belcher shot and killed his girlfriend this morning at their home. minutes later, he drove to the headquarters and shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. the couple leave a three-year- old daughter. >>> the chiefs will host the panthers tomorrow. the game will go on as scheduled. >>> ahead, we'll try to lighten the mood a little bit. the w's trust me, you'll want to see this shot again and again. don't move! ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, your golden state warriors.p 5 late in the >>> hey, guess which nba team has a piece of first place in the pacific division? your golden state warriors! up five late first half against indiana. curry, just two of his 20 for the night. look at this. david lee, offensive rebound. clay thompson, yes, sir, he had 22 points. final seconds of the third, here comes jared jack. good if it goes! 18 joins for jack. the warriors now 10-and-6, tied for first in the pacific division. 103-92, the final. all right. houston dyna
the girlfriend of jovan belcher as 22-year-old kasandra perkins. the two had been living in their kansas city home with their three-month- old baby girl and belcher's mother. >> we can confirm that there was an incident at arrowhead earlier. we are cooperating with the authorities in the investigation. they said that the all four seasons for his the chiefs and the currier high of 120 catfish tackles. they are going to play against the panthers the child is being. looked after by family members as police continue to look for a possible motive in the shootings. in response to this tragic event the oakland raiders released the following statement this morning... the oakland raiders are empathizing with the chiefs organization. our hearts are wounded by such an unimaginable tragedy in our nfl family. we will continue to pray for everyone involved. coming up later in this newscast... we'll find out which team the stanford cardinal will face off against in the 2013 rose bowl. that story and more coming up later in sports. >> the sugar bowl ski resort at donner summit may be getting a fresh layer
in front of his coach and manager. police arrived at practice facility when he saw jovan belcher with a gun to his head. >> he heard that they had been arguing in the past as far as recently they had been arguing before the shooting occurred this morning. >> belcher and his girlfriend leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. the baby is being cared for by relatives. >>> in casper, wyoming police say a computer science instructor whose son killed him at a community college yesterday showed courage's instructed his students to leave the room while he fended off his son. police say earlier in the day the young are krumm stabbed to death his father's girlfriend. krumm had no significant history of encounters with police an oregon man is recovering after being bitten by a shark while snorkeling in maui. >> you have to look at this while the emt told me on the way here, you could have had this or been struck by lightning, the odds about the same. >> 691-year-old says he was 250 yards over shore what the shark attacked him yesterday. kennedy says the shark let go and he swam as fast as he could to
mato su novia a tiros y viajo al estadio de su equipo y se mato, no tenía ningún móvil, belcher de 25 años jugo en la universidad de main y era de nueva york. >> y california podría hacer la reforma a partir del trust act con incidencia en el programa de comunidades seguras. >> estuve a punto de que me deportaran porque pasaban mi caso a migración. >> josé es el vivo ejemplo debastador del programa comunidades seguras. >> establecimos que las solicitrudes de ice son voluntarias no obligatorias. >> respetar los derechos constitucionales de otras personas otros estados pueden hacer lo mismo. >> por lo que el y los asambleistas locales incluyen el trust act. >> esperemos que esta vez los demócratas tienen una mayoría absoluta puedan probar y aprovarla y no necesite la firma del gobernador. >> miles de padres son separados de sus ghijos y miedo por el impacto de comunidades seguras, por eso es que necesitamos el acta de confianza. >> en los angelesnorma roque. >> y se rompio un eslabon que debilitaria los nexos entre la mafia mexicana y las pandillas, el reporte lo tiene antonio v
to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. joe von belcher was a starting linebacker for the team, and police say the pair who had a child together had been arguing. two passengers were killed after a tour bus lost its way at miami airport today. the vehicle was too tall to clear the arrival lanes and crashed into a concrete overpass. more than two dozen other passengers were injured, three of them critically. police say the driver was unfamiliar with the area and hadn't intended to go to the airport. this is world aids day, a giant red ribbon was displayed at the white house to show support for the 34 million people worldwide afflicted with hiv and aids. in the philippines they lit candles. students in taiwan formed a ribbon on a playground. aidss first diagnosed 31 years ago, and the u.n. says aids claimed 1.7 million lives last year. the uss"enterprise" sailed through many historic moments, but today the nation's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was taken out of active service. some 12,000 people turned out in norfolk, virginia, to s
in kansas city this morning. this is jovan belcher, involved in a murder suicide here at arrowhead stadium. drove to the chief headquarters and shot himself in front of the head coach and general manager. they leave a a 3-month-old daughter. the chiefs were scheduled to host the carolina panthers tomorrow. the game will go on as scheduled. >>> last night, check the goal line stand by white. they remain tied at 7 until overtime. now 10-7, elijah, the walk off touchdown, they beat bellman, 13-10. volleyball on the lefte, mckenna becker, the soft shot and that's it. fourth straight year, the branson bulls beat try city christian to win the state championship down in irvine. the raiders did not sell out their game against the browns so for the first time in a year and a half they're not going to be seen on local television and in its place we'll have the ravens and the steelers and after the game, stay tuned for the fifth quarter where we'll have full raiders highlights and post game action i ought to know. i'll be outside the locker room. >> i hope they have a win. they need one. >>> we want
is heavy. just 24 hours ago when belcher pulled out a gun is and shot himself. that event left this team in shock. shots rang out at this home, the victim 22-year-old cassandra perkins. >> when we arrived a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by -- she died a short time later. belcher shot perkins following an argument. the two were parents of a 3-month-old baby. just 10 minutes after the murder, belcher was next to the stadium with a gun talking to his coach and general manager. he thanked them for what they did for him. then pulled the trigger. >> as officers pulled up, they heard the gunshot and the individual took his own life. >> reporter: a candle light vigil who fought his way into the nfl as an undrafted player for the kansas city chiefs. former team members can only speculate about the murder suicide. >> you think you control everything. you haven't had the ability to grow up and know that we're not in control of anything. >> reporter: his death follows other player suicides. in 2011 before taking his own life, dave dewerson said he wanted his brain studied. 2 come
-suicide. >> we still don't know what causedoffon belcher to snap, pushing the four year kansas city chief linebacker over the edge. the tragedy began saturday morning after police received a call about a shooting at a home not far from arrowhead stadium. the shooting victim, 22-year-old cassandra perkins, belcher's livein girlfriend and the mother of their three-month-old daughter, died a short time later in the hospital. >> we heard they had been arguing in the past. as far as recently. they'd been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> the 25-year-old nfl player then drove the arrowhead stadium parking lot, got out of the car and corrode path with the general panger and head coach, and other team personnel. bell clear thank el them for all he had done for them, stepped back, and then turned the gun on himself. >> the coaches said when he pulled up they were never in danger. he never trapped them. they talked for a little bit. >> the murder-suicide sent shock waves in kansas city. >> there are people hurting, a young baby without a parent or parents. >> the chiefs released a statement
to come to grips with yesterday's murder-suicide involving line backer belcher and his girlfriend. police say belcher shot his girlfriend to death, and then drove to a team facility at arrow head stadium where he sped past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the parking lot where they found him holding a gun to his head. they say he thanked the general manager and the head coach forgiving him a chance in the nfl. and then he shot himself. >>> authorities say at least 14 people are dead following an attack on a u.s. airbase in afghanistan. it happened in the town of jalalabad. afghan officials report the two-hour attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants killing all nine of them. none got through to the airbase. at least five afghans including two university students caught in the attack also died. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >>> in japan, searchers have found at least three charred bodies in the rubble of a collapsed freeway tunnel 50 miles from tokyo. at least seven people are repor
's when he shot himself. >> his coach at the university of maine said belcher was a positive influence. >> i'm hard-pressed to find or recall a young man who had more of an impact in a positive way on his teammates and his football family in my time here. >> in belcher's hometown in west battle in new york, family and friends were shaken and tried to console one another. >> a family man, a loving person. >> he was like somebody to look up to around here. >> the chiefs released this statement declaring the entire chiefs family is deeply sad ended by today's events and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy for family and friends about this unthinkable tragedy. the chiefs will host their game sunday as scheduled. abc news, new york. >>> new this morning a college football fan is hospitalized in north carolina after falling 40 feet from the fourth level of bank of america stadium in charlotte. it happened during the acc championship game between florida state and georgia tech. the 22-year-old florida man landed on a grassy area below the ramp that fans use to get to the upper level
the tragic loss of a team member. linebacker jovan belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend yesterday and then drove to the stadium where he killed himself while his coaches and teammates watched in disbelieve. ed lavender are is in kansas city, missouri right now and, ed, this has been a tough day for the coach, a tough die for the players, what did they say after the game? >> reporter: you know this team, despite having faced this tragedy just a day before this game was scheduled, it went on as planned here in kansas city. a very subdued feeling inside the stadium throughout the game. this was clearly not a typical nfl football game. a much different mood in kansas city, known for having very vivacious and excitable fans. despite owl of this that the team was dealing with the saincs won the football game. >> it's hard when things happen like this, you can't undo them you have to rely on your family and friends and rely on your ith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today, it
this morning, a nfl player shoots and kills his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend in their home and belcher's mother and three month old daughter in another room and he then drove to the chiefs practice facility and met up with the head coach and general manager there before turning away and taking his own life in front of them. >> if you can take your worst nightmare and then put somebody that you know and love into that situation a give them a gun and stand three feet away from them and watch them kill themselves, that's what it's like. it's unfathomable. >> police did not release a motive, but he and his girlfriend had been arguing frequently. he was just 25 years old. >> could a broken signal cause this train to derail. it stopped for a ligred light ad got the approved to go. and investigators are looking into the signal issues may have led to the crash. well, first they ran out of gas while trying to steal gas and two would-be thieves led key efforts. >> i think on the world's dumbest criminals, first you run out of f
faulkner. deadly violence involving a nfl player. gevon belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend in their home and driving a few miles in the practice facility and taking his own life in front of the coach. they have a three month old daughter who was in another room at the time of the shooting. egyptian president muhammad mursi calling for a referendum. it was approved by an islamist dominated assembly for mursi. protestors first hitting the streets in reaction to the power grab and they are not happy with the massaging of the country's constitution. i am harris faulkner. let's send you back to huckabee hosted by dana pireno. >> when i was white house press secretary and faced a room full of reporters and i am used to getting tough questions . it has been a a while since i was grilled and since i am guest host and i can't play a bass guitar. i am take questions. only person missing is helen thomas and sit negligent front row and she and i were good friends believe it or not. who is it first. >> hi, dana, i am richard from dallas and got an easy one. you are obviously lovely inte
with yesterday's murder-suicide involving linebacker javon belcher and his girlfriend. police say he shot his girlfriend to death and then drove to a team facility at arrowwood stadium where we went past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the parking lot where they found him holding a gun to his head. he thanked the general manager and the head coach for giving him a chance in the nfl and then shot himself. >>> authorities say at least 14 people are dead following an attack on a u.s. airbase in afghanistan. it happened in the town there. afghan officials report the two-hour attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants, killing all nine ever them. nongot through to the airbase. at least five afghan, including two university students caught in the attack also died. the taliban is claiming responsibility. in japan searchers have found at least three charred bodies in the rubble of a collapsed freeing tunnel 50 miles from tokyo. seven people are reported missing. the splash sparked a fire that hindered cre
stadium when linebacker jovan belcher killed himself in the parking lot after killing his girlfriend. >>> as the country edges closer to the fiscal cliff, both sides are digging in their heels on a major sticking point. tax rates for the wealthy. treasury secretary timothy geithner making the rounds on the sunday morning talk shows today, and once again, made it clear that white house will reject any deal that does not let the bush tax cuts expire for high earners. >> if republicans are not willing to let rates go back up, and we think they should go back to the clinton levels, at a time when the american economy was to be exceptionally well, then there will not be an agreement. >> joining me, former pennsylvania governor and nbc news political analyst, ed rendell and the co-chair of the campaign to fix the debt here in new york, republican strategist, susan purcell. good afternoon to both of you. governor we'll start with you, both sides seem to be standing firm over what they want out of the fiscal cliff deal this morning. this is what house speaker john boehner said about the stat
jovan belcher killed himself at the stadium after killing his girlfriend. >>> left at least five afghan nationals dead, nine suicide bombers struck the base, one blew himself up outside the main gate. the remaining bombers were killed. officials tell nbc news at least 18 people were wounded. nbc has the latest from kabul. >> reporter: craig, it seemed to have been a well-coordinated and complex attack. taliban insurgents tried to target jalalabad airfield when a car ladened with explosives targeted a gate there, allowing insurgents to try to trickle in. that's where they were met with afghan security forces who are engaged the taliban, in the end killing nine insurgents. five afghans were also killed, including two civilians and three members of the afghan special forces. according to nato here in afghanistan, they say the taliban were not able to breach the perimeter of the base and no u.s. service members were killed in today's attack. in fact, they see the attack as a success for the afghan security forces, because they were in the lead and helped defeat the taliban. as a success for
linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and drove to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. police say the couple who had a child together had been arguing recently. in college football after a back-and-forth battle, alabama barely held off a last-minute charge by georgia to defeat the bulldogs 32-28. the win rolls the crimson tide into the national championship game. they'll face top-ranked notre dame. here's today's weather. look for above-normal temperatures across much of the country. not exactly spring-like but then it's not exactly spring, is it? the week ahead will bring rain along with the inevitable cooldown. ahead, do you really want to know? >> is it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> osgood: how far would you be willing to go to satisfy your need to know? far enough to find out your likelihood of dying from a terrible disease? these days that's more than an academic question. our sunday morning cover story now from tracy smith. >> reporter: there are now more than 1,000 genetic tests for everything from baldness to breast cancer, an
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